Awards

Portlaoise 1st Team

Towns Cup 81/82, 02/03. Hosie Cup 07/08, 09/2010

Portlaoise 2nd Team

Provincial Cup 2008

Portlaoise Under 20’s

Harry Gale Cup 01/02, 02/03, 04/05


Hall Of Fame

M.G. Culliton

Gerry Played Rugby for Ireland winning his first cap in 1959 against England and went on to win 19 caps at a time when caps were very hard to come by. He represented his country with distinction in both second and back rows. He also played in the Barbarians team that beat the all conquering Springboks in 1964. The next year Gerry played at prop in final trial and most thought that he had played himself into the Irish side with a powerful display. However an injury ruled him out. What a unique record, that would have been. Indeed the 19 caps that Gerry won, would equate to 60 caps in todays game.

Brian Rigney

Brian is the proud holder of 8 caps, is a large man who ploughed an equally large furrow through Irish Rugby with great enthusiasm and a huge amount of skill. Playing his senior rugby with Highfield ( Cork ), Bective Rangers, Greystones ( it was during Brians time at Greystones that he enjoyed his international success). Shannon, Buccaneers, Leinster ( on 50+ occasions ) and Ireland. His greatest attribute was in his leadership skills and his ability in being able to galvanise all around him when the chips were down. Brian was unlucky that he played his international rugby just before the professional era started as he would have been ideally suited to it. There is saying that applies to him which is “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” ! Brian is still very much involved in the club.

Colm Rigney

Colm Rigney is the youngest of the Rigney family renowned in rugby circles in Ireland. At the tender age of 24 he became and is a key player in the Connacht side, playing in the Celtic League and the Inter Provincial Championships. He also played with Leeds in the English Premier League. Colm played a development International against Japan whom they overwhelmed.